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Old 08-08-2012, 01:35 PM   #631
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Prutzer, I love that auxiliary fuel tank. Perfect placement IMHO, and very well done.
Thanks Mark.

The bike is used a lot for single track and trail like riding.
Before I used a R100GS.
With the original GS 24 liter tank you could feel the weight of the fuel to much.
So I build this ST and tried to get the weight a bit lower and more to the back.
It works really well. Handling is much better with the same amount of fuel.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:12 PM   #632
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I was thinking of doing the exact same thing except as a tool box / misc storage instead of a fuel tank. The only things I wouldn't want to put in soft luggage are spare parts that I'd need on a long trip (oil or air filters, or anything else easily crushable) They could go in a big tool box under the seat. I was thinking of laying it up in fiberglass or carbon fiber, but the aluminum tank looks pretty nice too. I'm also moving my battery forward under the tank (I think), so a tool box could also occupy the normal battery location.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:19 PM   #633
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I was thinking of doing the exact same thing except as a tool box / misc storage instead of a fuel tank. The only things I wouldn't want to put in soft luggage are spare parts that I'd need on a long trip (oil or air filters, or anything else easily crushable) They could go in a big tool box under the seat. I was thinking of laying it up in fiberglass or carbon fiber, but the aluminum tank looks pretty nice too. I'm also moving my battery forward under the tank (I think), so a tool box could also occupy the normal battery location.
For a re-build all road R100R I made a fiberglass toolbox on that place. Personally I like my tools to be a bit easier to reach. So when I am traveling I don't have to take the luggage and the seat of to grab my tools.
But I'm still thinking about where to put them safe and dry.The last trip they were in a bag on one of the racks above my cylinders. But after every river crossing my tools were wet for days.( toolbox...next project )

For another bike I made a bash plate that holds the battery. That bike feels like its half the weight of a standard bike.Really a huge difference .


But for this ST I think I will leave it like it is for now.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:45 AM   #634
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Prutser - I love your bike! What’s the travel of the front forks?
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:59 AM   #635
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Prutser - I love your bike! What’s the travel of the front forks?
300mm on the front.
248mm on the rear.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:07 AM   #636
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I may also have some R80ST news, as it seems I have won another ST for no money, as in really "NO" money..... more details to follow soon...



But what should I do with it? apart from dumping that F'ugly Fairing

This is the first picture, I have to arrange to get it home now.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:25 PM   #637
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But what should I do with it? apart from dumping that F'ugly Fairing

This is the first picture, I have to arrange to get it home now.
You are right it's terrible. Why don't you take it apart and send it to New Zealand, bit by bit.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:08 PM   #638
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You are right it's terrible. Why don't you take it apart and send it to New Zealand, bit by bit.

I'm excited, I love a BMW project
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:40 PM   #639
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I'm excited, I love a BMW project
Enjoy and as always, post plenty of pictures.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:14 PM   #640
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But what should I do with it?
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You are right it's terrible. Why don't you take it apart and send it to New Zealand, bit by bit.
Or I could just ride over and take it off your hands.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:43 AM   #641
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I have an update to do.... so are there any more new owners?

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A few weeks ago I picked up an 83 ST, last four are 7333.

No other information yet on the history of the bike.

Desertman

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Old 09-15-2012, 07:50 AM   #642
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A few weeks ago I picked up an 83 ST, last four are 7333.

No other information yet on the history of the bike.

Desertman

We need pictures
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:25 PM   #643
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Will get some photos tomorrow... new owner of 6056773. At some point to be off with her brother (r80 G/S) to Canada.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:26 AM   #644
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Will get some photos tomorrow... new owner of 6056773. At some point to be off with her brother (r80 G/S) to Canada.
Added to list...
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:30 AM   #645
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